Dunderhead (meee, I mean)

This will not be a polly-tickle post. I managed to find the debate on TV last night and I started to watch it and then… Oh hang it all… Why bother? I knew I could get any information I wanted this morning via the internet. I loved Kamala saying, “I am SPEAKING!” Yes! You go girl. The fly? I have no words except maybe 👀. But I switched over to Green Acres reruns PDQ and didn’t see the fly until this morning.

So this is about my recent total failure to port photos from my iPhone to my MacBook in a reasonable way. For a long time there was some sort of free “cloud” thingy (that I never understood) that ported my photos over automatically every day. I think it deleted them when there were 1000 or something? Like I said, I never understood it. All of a sudden it stopped doing that.

I am capable of bludgeoning my way through tech issues, like today I was dealing with a series of gnarly UNCOMMENTED old-skool javascript functions that I think my previous (beloved) boss wrote something like 10 years ago. I got what I needed out of them for today’s project and decided a complete exhumation was not a productive use of my time.

So did I try to figger out why my photos stopped porting over? Naw. I came up with a workaround, which was emailing pics to myself. That is a major pain in the you-know-what but it worked and it worked for a couple years. Until about last Friday when the host service started bouncing them.

Dum-de-dum. I hate bothering The Guru (he’s a friend, NOT my husband) when he is on “vacation” but I forwarded one of the bounces and said something like, “I don’t understand all of this gibberish but it looks like they are complaining about meeee sending things to meeee”. And I’m pretty sure that’s what it was. I ‘splained (sheepishly) about emailing myself photoooos to get them from one device to another and I think I can still hear the sound of him banging his head against the wall!

Airdrop? Duh? Airdrop? Jeebus. It took me a while to figger out how to use Airdrop. My main problem was that I couldn’t find the photos once they landed on my MacBook. But I finally mastered it and yes it is a lot easier and more efficient than emailing photos from one device to another.

The pic is from over a week ago at the moomincabin when the GG closed it.

P.S. Oh man, we won’t even talk about the thwarted plot to kidnap/kill? our state’s governor. This shouldn’t be a PS but I am struggling to process it. Stop it stop it stop it!

2 Responses to “Dunderhead (meee, I mean)”

  1. Margaret Says:

    That was sure a crazy plot. We can now see why extreme right wing militias are considered the #1 danger in this country. Airdrop is pure magic. I love it.

  2. Pooh Says:

    I’ve been having troubles with sending photos also. I’m trying to email some pix of the Farqhuarson quilt to my SIL, Kathy, since I used her book to make it. Trouble is, when I check my Sent box, I’m not seeing anything. AARGH!

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